The Something You Should Know podcast has a simple premise. It's about sharing helpful information to make life less stressful. Host Mike Carruthers first created this as a radio show. After over 8,000 broadcast episodes, he turned this into a podcast in 2016. The host also writes and produces each episode.
Each podcast episode explores sometimes small but powerful pieces of wisdom and advice. Listeners may learn something new, no matter the topic. Leading industry experts also join Mike to share their knowledge with his podcast audience.
One interesting episode topic is the shrinking of attention spans. Psychologist and professor Gloria Marks appears on the Something You Should Know podcast to share her insight. Together they discuss this problem and how listeners can improve their concentration.
The podcast episode “The Importance of Small Talk & Why You Do What You Do” is also insightful. It's a good episode for anyone who hates small talk or thinks they aren't very good at it. Expert and author Debra Fine explains why small talk matters. She also shares her top tips on how to improve one's small talk skills. Something You Should Know tries to show that many things can be easy with a bit of expert knowledge.
Personal finance can have a significant impact on stress for a lot of people. NPR TV host and author Jacob Goldstein talks about the origins of money. How did paper money become credit cards? How to manage finances is a topic that reoccurs, from over-budget fears to debt stress. Carruthers and his guests share ideas to help people improve their financial situations.
The Something You Should Know podcast also tries to find answers to random questions. Why may the freezer not be the best place to store ice cream? Why do people have eyebrows? Is there such a thing as a bad idea? And what's the big deal about apologizing? Curiosities like these help create a fun podcast series. New episodes come out several times each week. So there is always something new listeners can know.